What came first, the Comet Ball or the Foxtail? I'm not quite sure about the answer, but in the 1984 edition of Silver Bullets from Karl Rohnke he showed us how to make a Comet Ball out of an old nylon and a tennis ball - oh the fun! Then, as evolution would have it, in one of the Volumes of FUNN Stuff Karl made the "Rasta/Comet Ball Comparison" (now in FUNN 'N GAMES, 2004) and taught us how to make the Rasta Ball (RB). I'd like to share a step-by-step build of the RB with you here to keep the fun alive. So, break out the old tennis balls and grab a few things from the hardware store. Here we go...
Do let me know what fun you have with your Rastas - long live the RASTA!!
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Dr. Chris Cavert is an internationally known author, speaker, and trainer in the area of adventure-based activity programming and its relation to community and pro-social behavior development.
This blog is a space for hands-on programable fun - energetic activities and ideas that can be used as a means to bring people together; activities and ideas we as educators can add to our social development curriculums.